senate Bill S6520

Authorizes municipalities to contract for services through contracts let by any other governmental entity

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 31 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 04 / Mar / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.226
  • 05 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 06 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Authorizes municipalities to contract for services through contracts let by any other governmental entity.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9138
Versions:
S6520
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง103, Gen Muni L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6520

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to authorizing municipalities to contract for services through any
other governmental entity

PURPOSE:

Authorizes municipalities and districts to contract for services
jointly with federal and any state or other municipality.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1- Amends chapter 497 of the laws of 2013 to allow for
municipalities and districts to contract for services jointly with
federal and any state or other municipality.

Section 2- Contains the effective date.

EXISTING LAW:

Chapter 308 of 2012 and Chapter 487 authorizes municipalities and
districts to contract for goods jointly with federal and any state or
other municipality.

JUSTIFICATION:

Cooperative purchasing, also commonly referred to as piggy-backing, is
a procurement method whereby if a government agency has already gone
through the procurement process and awarded a contract to one or more
venders for a particular product or service, the contract can be
utilized by other government agencies on the same terms and
conditions. Piggy-backing has been proven to reduce administrative and
product cost, increase efficiencies and stretch shrinking budgets
during difficult times.

Forty-eight states have either explicitly authorized cooperative
purchasing or they have enacted a general joint powers statute or
intergovernmental cooperation law that permits local public agencies
to purchase from cooperative contracts that were solicited by another
public agency. New York authorizes cooperative purchasing between New
York's local governments and the federal, state or local governments
elsewhere in the United States for goods but does not include
provisions for cooperative purchasing for services. This bill would
amend the General Municipal Law to allow for such cooperative
purchasing.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

This legislation would provide savings to municipalities through
expanding access to cooperative purchasing of services.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This act shall take effect immediately; provided, that the amendments
to subdivision 16 of section 103 of the general municipal law, made by
section one of this act, shall not affect the repeal of such
subdivision and shall be deemed repealed therewith

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6520

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in  relation  to  authorizing
  municipalities to contract for services through any other governmental
  entity

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 16 of section 103 of the general municipal law,
as amended by chapter 497 of the laws of 2013, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  16.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivisions one, two and three
of this section, and section one hundred four of this article, any offi-
cer, board or agency of a political subdivision or of any district ther-
ein authorized to make purchases of apparatus, materials,  equipment  or
supplies, or to contract for services related to the installation, main-
tenance  or repair of apparatus, materials, equipment, and supplies, may
make such purchases, or may contract for [such] services [related to the
installation, maintenance or repair of apparatus, materials,  equipment,
and  supplies],  as  may  be  required  by such political subdivision or
district therein through the use of a contract let by the United  States
of  America  or  any  agency  thereof,  any state or any other political
subdivision or district therein if such contract was let to  the  lowest
responsible  bidder or on the basis of best value in a manner consistent
with this section and made available for use by other governmental enti-
ties; provided, however, that no political subdivision or district ther-
ein, other than a city with a population of one million or more inhabit-
ants or any district, board  or  agency  with  jurisdiction  exclusively
therein,  may  make such purchases or contract for such services through
the use of such a contract let on the basis of best value  in  a  manner
consistent  with  this  section  unless  the  political  subdivision  or
district shall first adopt a local law, rule, regulation or  resolution,
as the case may be, pursuant to subdivision one of this section, author-
izing the use of best value for awarding purchase contracts.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13263-01-3

S. 6520                             2

  The authority provided to political subdivisions and districts therein
pursuant  to  this  subdivision shall not relieve any obligation of such
political subdivision or district therein to comply with any  applicable
minority  and  women-owned  business enterprise program mandates and the
preferred  source  requirements  of section one hundred sixty-two of the
state finance law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, that the amend-
ments to subdivision 16 of section 103 of  the  general  municipal  law,
made  by  section  one  of this act, shall not affect the repeal of such
subdivision and shall be deemed repealed therewith.

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